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Newbie - A bit of help please

Discussion in 'AV Receivers & Amplifiers' started by adamp, Dec 19, 2002.

  1. adamp

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    Hiya,

    I'm looking to complete my Home Cinema set-up with a budget of about £300.

    I've currently got a Panasonic TX 32DK1 and Pioneer DV-444, also got Sky Digital.

    I've been looking at the Sony HT-DDW740S which I can get for £279. One possible problem is this set-up doesn't have prologic 11 - although I don't know whether that's important.

    Has anyone got any experience with this, or recommend any alternatives for around the same price?
     
  2. Andywilliams

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    hi Adamp
    have a look at the yamaha htib-45 you get a cracking receiver five speakers and a sub it is also easy to upgrade from if you look around on the web you should be able to get one for around £320.
    gonzo
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  3. simon1

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    Don't buy an amp without DPL II - you'd regret it.

    I waited months for the Sony STR DE585 (same amp as the HT-DDW840S package) to become available. Boy was I glad I waited. It re-creates a very impressive rear surround experience from plain, ordinary Stereo sound.

    Buying an amp now without this would be like buying a tape deck years ago without Dolby Noise Reduction - you wouldn't do it!
     
  4. adamp

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    Cheers Guys,

    I have to admit I'd started thinking about the 585 as from what I've read it is a better receiver. I've also been looking at the Pioneer VSX-C100S as it also has DPL II and is slimline to match my player - has anyone got any experience with this or its predecessor the C300S (basically the same but without DPL II).
     

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